The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect Wayne Michigan Downtown Revitalization

A Downtown Wayne Revitalization Effort

“The hardest part about starting a Main Street program is convincing the community that they deserve more.” 

– Brittney Hoszkiw, Michigan Main Street Center

What is the Ripple Effect? 
The Ripple Effect is a citizens action group dedicated to creating a more vibrant, inviting and visually appealing downtown where residents enjoy spending their leisure time and businesses prosper.  We aim to accomplish this goal by teaming up with ambitious and positive volunteers who are willing to offer time, materials, ideas and/or talents in an effort to beautify downtown Wayne.

Get involved! 
Please consider attending a meeting to learn more or volunteer to help! We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:o0 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Wayne. Check for updates

2013 Ripple Effect Board

President Pat Rice
Vice President Merle Baum
Treasurer Beverly Campbell
Sherrie Brindley
Director Bill Copland
Director Patt Hartford
Director Cindy Schofield
Director Cindee McClure
Director Marge Werabelski

Core Volunteers: 

Alfred Brock, Wayne Resident
Bernadette Brock, Resident
Christine Easley, Resident
Al Damitio, Wayne City Council
Kim Harris, Resident
Jim Hawley, Wayne City Council
Jim Henley,Wayne City Council
Skip Monit, Wayne City Council 
Mike Mueller, Strength & Spirit
Vicky O’Neil, Victoria’s Tea Salon
Anna Petrou, Dairy Queen
John Rhaesa, The Wayne Dispatch
Susan Rowe, Wayne City Council
Jessi Shaffer, Resident & Business owner (Warriors 3 Comics & Games)

Email us at:

Downtown Wayne Facebook Page Wayne Pride News The Ripple Effect Find us on Facebook

Read about the Wayne Ripple Effect on Metro Mode:

Metro Mode Wayne Ripple Effect Article

In 2014, Wayne was chosen to become a Michigan Main Street Community so that we can utilize their proven methods for downtown revitalization.

This volunteer group welcomes any and all volunteers with only one simple request… bring a positive attitude.  As Winston Churchill once said, “For myself I am an optimist- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”

Get involved and truly make a difference in your community.

Let’s make a difference….. TOGETHER!

Active residents and business owners are also encouraged to attend all of the City Council meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 8pm at City Hall 3355 S. Wayne Road.

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